Media protection of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was declared prohibited on Thursdday by the Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
PEMRA’s notification adopted one by the Ministry of Inside which declared the TLP a banned organisation for partaking in acts of terrorism, and performing in a fashion prejudicial to the peace and safety of the nation over the course of its current three-day lengthy nationwide protests.
The discover by PEMRA mentioned that Regulation 18(h) of PEMRA (Tv Broadcast Station Operation) Regulation, 2012 and Clause 16 of Digital Media Code of Conduct, 2015 requires that programmes conform to the legal guidelines of the nation.
“Furthermore, Clause 3 (3) of Digital Media Code of Conduct, 2015 prohibits media protection to proscribed organisations,” it acknowledged.
PEMRA mentioned that subsequently, underneath powers conferred underneath Part 27 of PEMRA (Modification) Act 2007, “media protection of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan is banned”.
“All Satellite tv for pc TV channels and FM Radios licensees are hereby required to restrain from offering any sort of media protection to this (banned) organisation,” mentioned the media regulatory authority.